Basal Cell Skin Cancer

What is the difference between mineral based sunscreens and chemical based?

Mineral based sunscreens scatter ultraviolet rays away from the skin, they are physical solar filters.  While chemical based sunscreens absorb various wavelengths of UV radiation. My preference is to use titanium oxide and zinc oxide. Some will say that the mineral based SPF will cause cancer. To date, there is no clinical evidence stating that these solar filters pose any health threat to human skin.  We do know that exposure to the sun causes skin cancer. Please choose a SPF with greater than a 15 spf. Skin Deep uses and recommends #IS clinical Eclipse SPF 50+ tinted or beige and #Sanitas Solar Block.#Skindeepgj.com#sunscreen#skincancersun3

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Be sure to get your birthday suit check by a doctor this month. Check your skin for these signs. Please watch this quick video to help you.

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The signs of melanoma

The signs of melanoma

Basal Cell Carcinomas

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma may present as a lump, usually shiny, light or dark, or capillaries and veins inside. Other times it may look like a sore or wound that does not heal and grows larger, or a scar or grows very slowly peels. Know what the signs look like and see a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon

Children Need Sunscreen

It is Crucial for Children to Wear Sunscreen

Despite numerous efforts to encourage people to wear sunscreen, a new study shows only 1 in 4 children regularly uses sunscreen.

Researchers say more than half of the children studied also reported having a sunburn in the previous summer. Experts say those results are troubling. The problem is if you sunburn in childhood, you raise your risk of developing skin cancer later on.Recent studies showed that children who have a sunburn at an early age are nearly twice as likely to develop melanoma in adulthood. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and is responsible for nearly 9,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

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